Kids at Y camps.

Space limited at Y summer camps

Camps are for preschoolers, theme camps, aquatic camps and more

Summer camp registration is filling quickly at the YMCA of Okanagan, with most spaces for three- to seven-year-old kids already occupied.

Parents with children in this age range are urged to secure their spots soon — which include camps for preschoolers, theme camps, aquatic camps and more — as there are a few spaces still available throughout the summer months.

Families with older children still have time to plan for the summer as the final month of the school year begins. The YMCA of Okanagan offers programs for children as old as 14 at various locations throughout Kelowna.

“These are not run-of-the-mill activities,” says Tina Bennett, the Y’s senior manager of child and youth programs. “We’ve designed many of our camps to be skill-based. We also have new Sport and Swim camps at Kelowna Family Y as well as the Skill and Explore camps for kids ages 10 and older at a variety of locations.”

Sport ‘n’ Swim camps (8-10 years old) combine activities such as basketball, floor hockey, tennis and dance with access to the pool to help kids beat the summer heat.

Theme camps include Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM), the Great Outdoors, In a Galaxy Far, Far Away (all about Star Wars), ART-rageous, and Marvel-ous (superhero camp).

Teens and preteens anxious to build skills can take the week-long Babysitting Certification course or attend Junior Lifeguard camp. They can also take sailing, paddleboard or parkour lessons.

YMCA of Okanagan also offers financial assistance for families in need.

Call 250-491-9622 or visit the summer camps page under “Programs” at ymcaokanagan.ca to learn more and reserve your spot today.

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